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Oran Mor

2 S Beach St, Nantucket, MA 02554-3528
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Ranked #7 of 115 restaurants in Nantucket
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $29 - $60
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Broad Street
Description: Oran Mor Bistro is located up a flight of copper stairs in an historic Nantucket home. The restaurant has an intimate bar and three dining rooms with attractive earth-toned decor that are a warm prelude to delicious, beautifully prepared food. The bar radiates warmth of the past with its wide plank flooring, pen and ink bar top and gaff-rigged wine glass racks. Oran Mor features handcrafted cocktails from the freshest ingredients, house infusions and specialty spirits. The wine list predominantly features wines from France, small American producers as well as a travelogue of wines from around the world. Oran Mor Bistro is owned by Chef Chris Freeman and his wife Heather. The cooking style is one of inspired simplicity; each ingredient complements one another to create a unique, savory dish. The evolving and innovative menu is derived from the changing seasons and their bountiful offerings. Showcasing native seafood, fresh local produce and naturally raised meats from select farms.
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83% Recommend
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English first
New York City, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

After reading many good reviews we ate in Oran Mor Wednesday evening. The service was slow and the food was not fresh. It did rain heavily that day so I can assume no fresh food deliveries were made. We were sitting in the very back room, which could account for the slow service. We left without taking a chance on... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Oran Mor was a splurge night for me, and it was worth it. The food was phenomenal. We visited the night of the hurricane, so the chef sent out a free first course. I ordered the steak, and it was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend Oran Mor.

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New York City, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This was an amazing dining experience. The hotel concierge made us the reservation and when I see her, I have to thank her. The food and service were terrific! The restaurant is lovely and intimate. It is situated on the second floor of what was at one time a house. The service is helpful without being overbearing. We had: Different... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had an 8:30PM table. After we were seated we tried the foie gras and it is wonderful. They have a nice wine selection that we paired with dinner. Great attentive service. Would definitely come back when on the island again.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had not been to Oran Mar in a while, boy were we missing something! Service was impeccable, not stuffy. Dining was intimate, and food beyond belief! The wine selections are excellent and vintages good. Go up those stairs and enjoy one of Nantucket's BEST dining experiences!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Haven't been here in a long time. Lovely staff and nice relaxing vibe. French 77 cocktail is wonderful! Food and service are very good.

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Englewood, Colorado
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120 reviews 120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The restaurant has a lovely ambiance (Provence meets Nantucket) however the food tasted pre-prepared or pre-cooked and then overly "sauced". The sauces are complex and very flavorful, but the underlying seafood is tasteless and it doesn't feel or taste fresh - a bit like catered food at a formal function. We had shrimp, duck and halibut and they all had... More

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New York City, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Sunday night dinner for two. Comfortable bistro in a homey setting. Relaxed atmosphere. Friendly service. While the menu has great seafood options, after a couple of days of eating seafood, we decided to steer clear of it. We started by sharing a chanterelle and duck sausage, which they were kind enough to split for us. For main courses we chose... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A lovely restaurant with attentive service and excellent food. Dining is in several smaller rooms so that there are only a few tables per area, which makes it easier to carry on a conversation.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I came in for a quiet dinner and great food and that's exactly what I got. Everyone in town mentioned how great the food is so I wanted to taste it for myself. I sat at the bar and asked Andrea to help decide what to order and her selection was fantastic. I started with the trio of foie gras... More

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